General Information

Event name: SE-17-001
Country: SWEDEN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: max 3600 µg/kg mussel meat)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National Monitoring of Biotoxins in bivalves and biotoxin producing algae)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: KARLSON, Bengt , PERSSON, Malin

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 58.285556, Longitude: 11.409167
General location information: Saltöfjorden, Skagerrak
HAB Area code(s): SE-08
Additional location information: Saltöfjorden
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-04-10
Start: 2017-04-10, End: 2017-04-18
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2017-04-10, End: 2017-04-18
Additional date-related information: The event


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 7 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins 3600 µg/kg LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Closure of harvesting Warning to the public about collecting mussels
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 08:49 on 26 Apr 2017
Updated at 11:47 on 25 Apr 2018